Thursday, May 03, 2018

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TECHNOLOGY

How to Manage Parental Control Over Your Child's Screen Time

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time.com - If you are wondering when to start setting up parental controls to limit your child’s access to technology, now might be a pretty good time. One survey of parents and children noted that parents allo…

Apple Watch again credited with saving a life as it leads New York man to discover erupted ulcer

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9to5mac.com - Time and time again, Apple Watch has been credited with warning users of severe health problems. Now, a new story out of New York shows yet another case where a person’s Apple Watch was first to tell…

Spotify tests consumer interest in a bundle with both Hulu and Scribd’s audiobooks

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techcrunch.com - In April, Spotify and Hulu teamed up on a discounted bundle of both of their services for $12.99 per month, following a similar deal for students launched last fall. Now, it seems, the streaming serv…

Elon Musk offers more detail about Tesla’s ridesharing network

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techcrunch.com - On Tesla’s Q1 2018 earnings call today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shed some light on the company’s ambitions to launch an autonomous-vehicle ridesharing network. The short answer is that, from a technical …

SoundHound has raised a big $100M round to take on Alexa and Google Assistant

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techcrunch.com - As SoundHound looks to leverage its ten-plus years of experience and data to create a voice recognition tool that companies can bake into any platform, it’s raising another big $100 million round of …

Google Assistant now works with 5,000 smart home devices

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techcrunch.com - With I/O just a matter of days away, Google’s gone on the offensive with Assistant. In a blog post this morning, the company is talking up its smart home play in a major way, noting an admitted prett…

Flaw in global energy facility software shows critical infrastructure risks

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techcrunch.com - Critical infrastructure worries in the U.S. and abroad are far from over. This week, security firm Tenable published research demonstrating a vulnerability affecting two software programs used by glo…

Amazon opens up in-skill purchases to all Alexa developers

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techcrunch.com - Amazon today launched in-skill purchasing to all Alexa developers. That means developers have a way to generate revenue from their voice applications on Alexa-powered devices, like Amazon’s Echo spea…

Scaleway launches updated cloud servers for $2.40 per month

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techcrunch.com - French cloud hosting company Scaleway announced new servers for its cloud offering. While the company’s offering was already quite cheap, Scaleway is going one step further with prices starting at €1…

4 Entrepreneurs Share Which Social Media Outlet Garners The Most Business

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www.forbes.com - Social media represents 30% of the total time spent online. Preceding the internet, if a marketer knew of any physical place that consumers spent 30% of their time, it would be an advertising goldmin…

How to Protect Your Business From a Social Phishing Scam : Social Media Examiner

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Are you ready to respond if someone pretends to be you on social media? Wondering how to protect your customers and brand from a social phishing attack? From erroneous links to outright brand imperso…

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn charged in diesel emissions scandal

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arstechnica.com - On Thursday, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed a secret March indictment charging Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen CEO, with conspiracy to defraud the US government and customers, wire …

Time is running out if you want to opt out of Windows Insider previews

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arstechnica.com - If you put your system into the Windows Insider program so that you could get your hands on the April 2018 Update (aka Redstone 4), but don't want to move on to the preview of the next release (Redst…

The Nokia 6.1 launches in the US for $269

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arstechnica.com - These renders are not that accurate since they don't include the on-screen buttons, but you can get some idea of what the phone looks like. HMD has announced that the Nokia 6.1 smartphone is now offi…

Custom domains on GitHub Pages gain support for HTTPS

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blog.github.com - Today, custom domains on GitHub Pages are gaining support for HTTPS. GitHub Pages is the best way to quickly publish beautiful websites for you and your projects. Just edit, push, and your changes ar…

The Best Chrome Extensions for Productivity

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lifehacker.com - It will come as no surprise that, as the editor of a website devoted to productivity, I’m obsessive about refining the details of my tech life to be certain every element is helping me get the job do…

Oakland Passes Nation's Strongest Surveillance Technology Ordinance Yet

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gizmodo.com - On Tuesday, Oakland passed a new ordinance regulating the use of surveillance devices by the city. While it’s not the first municipality in the nation to do so, the American Civil Liberties Union (AC…

How your web browser affects your online reality, explained in one image

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www.vox.com - Tired of being told you should update your browser? Allow this art lesson to illustrate why you should. If you’ve ever seen ASCII art — those popular computer pictures formed from text and symbols on…

From Metropolis to Dirty Computer: A Guide to Janelle Monáe's Time-Traveling Musical Odyssey

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io9.gizmodo.com - When you play one of Janelle Monáe’s albums, you aren’t just taking a winding tour through the musical influences that have shaped the artist’s intoxicating, soul-piercing voice. You’re tapping into …

Tasker’s AutoVoice will let you create a Google Assistant replacement

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve told anyone who’ll listen that Tasker is (still) one of the best things to happen to Android. Tasker is an app that will let you play around and set up automation on your Android device like no…

500 Startups Unity and Inclusion Summit (NYC)

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www.eventbrite.com - 500 Startups, one of the most global seed fund firms in the world, is proud to be partnering with Microsoft to present this jam-packed one-day event! Entrepreneurs, investors, and the tech community …

Top 10 Customizable WordPress Themes In 2017

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marketaire.com - Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission that supports my work. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Ple…

SPI 316: The Art of Scaling with Nathan Chan from Foundr - The Smart Passive Income Blog

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www.smartpassiveincome.com - How do you take an idea and grow it into a six-figure business, a multiple six-figure business, and then scale it to a multiple seven-figure business? That’s what we’re talking about with today’s spe…

The Only Mission Statement Your Business Needs

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stevekeating.me - I’m perfectly fine with mission statements filled with flowery words and important sounding messages. I’ve even helped write some and I’ve used them to great effect in sales presentations. They make …

Google Scores Cannes Lions Creative Marketer of the Year Award, Will Bring Google Creative Campus to the Festival

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www.adweek.com - Google has been named the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity’s Creative Marketer of the Year for 2018. The tech behemoth is being celebrated not only for its creativity but the company’s use of new …

Click here to support Help The WeedTube Level Up organized by The WeedTube

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www.gofundme.com - Mission Statement: To bring a video content platform to the legal cannabis community and to change perception of cannabis worldwide. We here at TheWeedTube have been working day in and day out to bri…

AdWords Editor 12.3 is out with more robust filtering, search query reports & more - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - Google released the latest version of AdWords Editor this week with several new features, including the ability to download search terms reports, more robust filtering options, account-level extensio…

Google Wants to Make Audio Content Searchable - Search Engine Journal

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www.searchenginejournal.com - Google wants to change how people discover audio content in search results. In a recent interview, Zach Reneau-Wedeen of Google’s podcast team details the company’s plans to prioritize audio in the s…

Facebook Is Joining Other Masters of the Universe Invading Homes with Smart Devices | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - Many expected Facebook to reveal their new “smart speakers” at their F8 developer conference, however, the company chose not to do so. Now it seems that the reason behind that decision is that they h…

Amazon Launches Own Pet Product Brand, Wag; Starts With Food

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www.newsmax.com - Amazon.com Inc. has started its own brand of pet products, called Wag, expanding on existing private-label efforts that include batteries, baby products, clothing and household goods. The Wag brand l…

YouTube Music rolling out new ‘Queue’ feature and redesigned, fullscreen player UI [Gallery]

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9to5google.com - Late last year, we spotted YouTube Music working on a new “queue” feature for better song playback ordering and management. That feature now appears to be live for some users, along with a revamped p…

Dr. Robert Epstein: Google Has the 'Power to Flip Elections in a Way that No One Can Trace' | Breitbart

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www.breitbart.com - “We are very fortunate to get the first look at his latest research project from the team at the American Institute of Research and Technology, and Breitbart got the jump on this, and it reveals some…

Twitter Failed to Store Passwords Securely, Advises Users to Update Theirs Immediately

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www.redstate.com - Twitter announced this afternoon that they had “recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log” — with the information in plain text instead of in an encrypted format — a…

It’s Official: AMP Landing Pages Now Available in Instapage

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instapage.com - Back in February we announced our partnership with Google to develop Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) functionality in the Instapage platform. They invited us to speak at their global AMP Conference wh…

Men's Wearhouse Earns Second on Omnichannel List

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www.mytotalretail.com - Men’s Wearhouse, a men’s apparel and accessories company and division of Tailored Brands, tied for second place on Total Retail’s 2018 Top 100 Omnichannel Retailers. The retailer of men's apparel and…

Hurry up patching those Oracle bugs? Attackers aren't waiting

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www.theregister.co.uk - Security experts are advising administrators to and installing Oracle patches after finding that attackers are quick to target their vulnerabilities. The Sans Institute issued a warning after one of …

Samsung 5G home router wins FCC approval ahead of Verizon’s 2018 launch

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venturebeat.com - Samsung’s first 5G home router — the key piece of technology needed to actually bring next-generation wireless services into homes and offices — has officially won FCC approval. Known as SFG-D0100, t…

Using Docker and Windows Server Containers? There's a patch for that

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www.theregister.co.uk - Microsoft has emitted a patch to fix a critical vulnerability in a wrapper used to launch Windows Server Containers from Go. The issue (CVE-2018-8115) is a nasty one, allowing remote code execution w…

SmartAction Introduces Omni-bot™, the First Omnichannel Customer Self-Service Platform Powered by Artificial Intelligence

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www.prnewswire.com - Omni-bot™ is a conversational AI engine built in one channel and available to deploy in any other desired channel—the first such omnichannel offering of its kind. Automating complex customer service …

How to position your brand as a knowledge centre through content

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www.econsultancy.com - Have you considered how, through content marketing, your brand could be transformed to become a leading informational expert? Positioning your brand by building its authority through the right channe…

A Phishing Scammer Is Buying Ads on Twitter That Look Like They’re From Twitter

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slate.com - On Monday, while taking an early morning scroll through Twitter, I noticed a peculiar ad that seemed perfectly tailored to me, an unverified journalist who has tried to get verified, but gave up beca…

Fresh crop of Spectre flaws haunting Intel

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www.theregister.co.uk - Researchers have unearthed a fresh new set of ways attackers could potentially target the Spectre CPU vulnerabilities. German publication Heise reported that researchers are preparing to disclose at …

Retailer Data Breaches in 2018: Was Your Favorite Store Hacked?

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www.kiplinger.com - Corporate data breaches are becoming all too common. Last year, several high-profile companies including Chipotle, Equifax and Uber fell victim to computer incursions. In 2018, popular retailers are …

It's World (Terrible) Password (Advice) Day!

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www.theregister.co.uk - It's World Password Day! And you know what that means: all the effort you've put into trying to persuade people to rethink how they do passwords turns to mush because some company sees a PR opportuni…

Kitty malware gets its claws into Drupal websites to mine Monero

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www.tripwire.com - Websites running vulnerable versions of the Drupal content management system are being targeted by the latest incarnation of the Kitty malware family. Security researchers at Incapsula report that Ki…

Panasonic FCPA Enforcement Action: Part III – A 20% Discount | JD Supra

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www.jdsupra.com - JD Supra provides users with access to its legal industry publishing services (the "Service") through its website (the "Website") as well as through other sources. Our policies with regard to data co…

How You Can Win the 'David and Goliath' Battle With Big Brands

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www.entrepreneur.com - Amazon, Microsoft, Google. Is it possible to play in the same spaces these big names already occupy and still keep your company in it to win it? Believe it or not, it is. The internet, big data and t…

Why the distribution industry is better off with cloud ERP

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www.erpnews.com - As a sole collection point for all an organisation’s data from multiple sources, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution acts as a single source of truth – eliminating data duplication, enhanc…

High-resolution virtual-reality and augmented-reality headsets announced

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www.kurzweilai.net - Oculus announced Monday (April 30) that its much-anticipated Oculus Go virtual-reality headset is now available, priced at $199 (32GB storage version). Oculus Go is a standalone headset (no need for…

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